By: George Vancouver
Dimensions: 11 x 8.75 inches (28 cm x 22.2 cm)
This important and influential map is part of a series depicting regions of the west coast of America which were charted by the famed English explorer George Vancouver, who, in 1792 became the first Englishman to pass the Golden Gate and enter San Francisco Bay. Though he provides sparse detail for the interior, his maps of the coastline are so accurate that they were relied upon for years following their appearance for navigating the West Coast of America.
This map covers the coastline from approximately San Francisco in the north to Santo Domingo, Mexico. Vancouver was one of the first Englishman to visit, map and report on Spanish settlements along the Pacific Coast. Today Vancouver is memorialized by Vancouver Island, which he discovered, the Hudson Bay Company's Fort Vancouver, the city of Vancouver, Vancouver Peninsula Australia, Mount Vancouver, the 8th highest mountain in Canada, Vancouver Bay in Jervis Inlet, and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. For his 250th birthday, the Canada Post issued a special postage stamp in his honor.
Condition: This map is in B+ condition. Minor offsetting of text and a scarcely discernible water stain.
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